NORTH FULTON, Ga. — Fulton County will offer five days of early voting for the Dec. 4 general election runoff.
The early voting will run Monday, Nov. 26 to Friday, Nov. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Except for some local races, candidates running for office in Georgia must secure the majority of votes to win. When no candidate receives a majority on the first ballot, there is a runoff between the two receiving the most votes.
At the top of the ballot is the race for Secretary of State, the race to replace Governor-elect Brian Kemp.
Republican candidate Brad Raffensperger has served as a Johns Creek City Council member and as the state representative for District 50, which includes most of the city.
Democrat candidate John Barrow was the U.S. Representative from 2005 to 2015 for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District, which includes Augusta, and at the time of his initial election included Savannah and Athens.
Statewide, Raffensperger received 49.1 percent of the vote, with Barrow taking 48.7 percent and Libertarian Smyth Duval earning 2.2 percent. In Fulton County, Barrow was the favorite, taking 69.9 percent to Raffensperger’s 27.3 percent.
There will also be a runoff for public service commissioner between incumbent Republican Chuck Eaton and Democrat Lindy Miller.
Citizens registered to vote in Fulton County can cast ballots at any of the county’s 15 early voting locations Nov. 26 to Nov. 30 regardless of their election day polling place. Voters can check their registration status and poll location at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
Early voting will be offered at the following locations:
- Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta 30009
- East Roswell Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell
- Milton Library, 855 Mayfield Road, Milton 30009
- Robert E. Fulton Ocee Library, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30005
The Roswell Library at 115 Norcross Street is undergoing renovations and will not be open to early voting this year.
In the general election, 425,000 votes were cast in Fulton County, 16,000 fewer than in the 2016 presidential election. More than 60 percent of registered voters cast a ballot, and 150,000 citizens voted early.